Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to accelerate the access speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a particular site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is loaded again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests significantly quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is edited in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody accesses them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our cloud plans. You can add it to your hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting packages and you will get a very simple-to-use GUI, which will grant you complete control over the content caching platform. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can reboot or shut down any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a given site. You can also check an exhaustive log file or clear the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your sites and to have lots of pleased website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated plans come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the website accelerator and improve the load speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no extra cost and you’ll be able to create an instance with no more than a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you instantaneously. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if lots of data will be cached for one site or whether the available memory will be used by multiple websites. Hepsia will permit you to reboot or to stop any instance, to view the system log for it or to clear the cached content using single-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our VPS server packages at no extra fee, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only condition is that the Virtual Private Server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each Virtual Private Server package features a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will have minimum several hundred megabytes, which is enough even for several resource-hungry websites. Shortly after you activate Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your visitors access, so you’ll notice the much better web page loading times and the reduced server load very soon. Varnish will allow you to use a less high-priced virtual server, as you won’t require that much power to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your websites even if you manage resource-requiring sites with a lot of visitors. Maximum results are accomplished if the sites that use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish content caching platform at no additional fee and you’ll exert full control over it through an exceptionally user-friendly interface – you’ll be able to start, to discontinue or to restart an instance, to browse a comprehensive system log, to clear the cached data associated with any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you run resource-requiring Internet sites with a huge number of visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously better web page loading speeds and the less load on the machine. This will become a fact shortly after you start using Varnish, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the web pages that visitors access. You can get the most out of the platform’s capability in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your server includes a few IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.